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Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy

Scott D. Rhodes , PhD, MPH, CHES, Chair


The mission of the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy is to improve the human condition through the application of social sciences and policy research to health and health care.  Recognizing that health and healthcare represent complex challenges, we are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational approaches to our research, education and community involvement.

Faculty and Staff within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP) have expertise in health-related quality of life, prevention of substance abuse, medical effectiveness, health care outcomes research, psychosocial factors in health and disease, prevention of adolescent high-risk health behaviors, women’s health issues, patient adherence, community interventions, and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatments. Areas of research interest of the 16 faculty members and 56 staff include adolescent health, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, community health, community interventions, health services research, health policy, psychometrics, women’s health, cognitive health and aging, medical outcomes and quality of life issues. Members of the department have headed or participated in multicenter studies of college drinking, underage drinking, CVD, dementia, adherence, and hypertension.


National Evaluation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program

 
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Catalyzing Translational Innovation »
Christopher P. Austin, MD
Commons Conf Rooms 1-3, G floor Nutrition Bldg
02/19/2020, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Wake Forest School of Medicine

"Permutation-Based Inference for Spatially Localized Signals in Longitudinal MRI Data" »
Jun Young Park, BA - Faculty Candidate
525 Vine, 4th Floor, Conf Room 4001
02/20/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Biostatistica & Data Science

"Improved State Change Estimation in Dynamic Functional Connectivity Using Hidden Semi-Markov Models” »
Heather Shappell, Ph.D. - Faculty Candidate
525 Vine, 4th Floor, Conf Room 4001
02/24/2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Biostatistica & Data Science

Cancer in a Family Context: Family Communication and Involvement in Care »
Amy Otto, PhD
Conf Room 3149, 3rd flr, 525@Vine
02/25/2020, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Cancer Prevention & Control

"When Implementation Science Meets the Emergency Department" »
Amir Alishahi, MD, PhD, MPH
4001, 4th Floor, 525@Vine
02/27/2020, 12:00 pm
Implementation Sciences


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